The initial three tilts were decided by a combined four runs.
On Thursday, the Brewers will turn to lefty Chris Narveson for their second consecutive series win and third in four tries. Narveson has proven to be more effective after the All-Star break this year, as he is 4-3 with a 4.12 ERA compared to 7-6 with a 6.02 ERA before it.
Narveson, 28, looks like he's done enough to throw his hat in the mix for the 2011 rotation.
"I think he's kind of learned what type of pitcher he has to be, what works best for him," said Brewers manager Ken Macha. "He does the fastball-changeup thing and mixes in a couple curves.
"I think he was trying to do too much with his breaking balls [earlier in the season]. He's learned the back-and-forth game with his changeup, and that's made his fastball better. He kind of saves his curveball for a finishing [pitch]."
The Mets will counter with 24-year-old righty Dillon Gee, one of the Mets' top pitching prospects who figures to have a shot to crack the 2011 rotation. Gee hasn't looked fazed in four starts to begin his big league career, going 2-1 with a 2.00 ERA.
In his latest act, Gee tossed seven innings of two-run ball at Philadelphia, an accomplishment for any pitcher. Not to mention, his efforts helped snap an 11-game Phillies win streak.
Still, Gee sounds like he's not looking ahead to next April just yet.
"I don't want to think that far ahead," Gee said. "I still have a couple starts here, and I'm going to focus on the next one, first. Hopefully I'll just continue the path that I'm on and leave that to them next year."
Brewers: Gamel undergoes surgery
Top prospect Mat Gamel will have surgery on his left big toe Thursday, a frustrating end to a disappointing season. Gamel was expected to compete for major playing time with the Brewers this year, but spent most of the season with Triple-A Nashville after getting derailed by injuries.
"That's a lost year for him," Macha said. "I mentioned that to Doug [Melvin, the Brewers' general manager], that he was slated to make the team and get some at-bats at different positions and work on stuff. It's kind of been a lost year for him."
Mets: Beltran shut down for the season
A disappointing 2010 campaign for Carlos Beltran came to an end on Wednesday, as the team announced he will be held out of the club's remaining four games with right knee discomfort. Beltran underwent an MRI Wednesday that revealed minor inflammation in his surgically-repaired knee.
"I feel better, because I received good news about it," Beltran said. "I still feel a little bit of pain there, but in my mind, it's not getting worse."
Beltran played in 64 games this year -- his lowest total since being a September callup in 1998 -- batting .255 with seven homers and 27 RBIs.
With the doubleheader sweep on Wednesday, the Brewers secured the season series victory over the Mets, going up 4-2. ... If there has been anything alarming about Gee's initial four big league starts, it's his 12 walks through 27 innings.
Thu, 9/30 7:10 PM ET
Narveson delivers the goods in Brewers' win
Chris Narveson struck out nine over 6 2/3 strong innings of one-run ball, and Lorenzo Cain broke things open with a two-run double after a costly Jose Reyes error in the fifth as the Brewers took the series from the Mets.
|Hart, C, RF||5||2||2||1||0||0||2||.284|
|Escobar, A, SS||5||0||2||1||0||1||4||.236|
|Reyes, Js, SS||4||0||0||0||0||2||1||.285|
|Feliciano, J, RF||4||0||1||0||0||0||0||.250|
|Wright, D, 3B||4||1||1||0||0||1||2||.285|
|Tejada, R, 2B||1||0||1||0||2||0||0||.209|
|Green, S, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|c-Carter, C, PH||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.261|
|b-Davis, I, PH-1B||2||0||0||0||0||0||2||.265|
2B: McGehee (37, Gee), Cain (9, Gee).
TB: Weeks; Braun; McGehee 2; Hart, C 2; Cain 3; Escobar, A 2; Narveson.
RBI: Escobar, A (41), Lucroy 2 (24), Cain 3 (13), Braun (103), McGehee (100), Hart, C (100).
2-out RBI: Cain 2; Lucroy.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Braun 2; Weeks; Escobar, A; Dickerson 2.
Team RISP: 6-for-16.
Team LOB: 9.
DP: (Weeks-Escobar, A-Fielder).
2B: Duda (6, Narveson), Thole (6, Coffey).
TB: Feliciano, J; Pagan; Wright, D; Thole 2; Duda 2; Tejada, R; Carter, C.
RBI: Duda (12), Thole (16).
2-out RBI: Thole.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hessman 2; Gee; Duda.
GIDP: Davis, I.
Team RISP: 0-for-5.
Team LOB: 7.
E: Reyes, Js (15, fielding), Thole (3, throw), Davis, I (9, throw).
DP: (Reyes, Js-Tejada, R-Hessman).
IBB: Fielder (by Green, S).
HBP: Weeks (by Green, S).
Pitches-strikes: Narveson 111-71, Villanueva 5-3, Coffey 21-13, Braddock 3-3, Kintzler 11-8, Gee 108-65, Igarashi 10-5, Green, S 36-20, Acosta 15-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Narveson 8-1, Villanueva 0-0, Coffey 1-0, Braddock 0-0, Kintzler 1-0, Gee 8-5, Igarashi 1-2, Green, S 3-1, Acosta 0-1.
Batters faced: Narveson 27, Villanueva 1, Coffey 4, Braddock 1, Kintzler 3, Gee 28, Igarashi 3, Green, S 10, Acosta 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Villanueva 1-0, Braddock 1-0, Acosta 3-2.
Umpires: HP: Brian Knight. 1B: Tim Tschida. 2B: Bob Davidson. 3B: Tim Timmons.
Weather: 76 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 23 mph, Out to LF.
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media